Posted on 29/12/2013 by matisak
According to WaPo’s report a new American intelligence assessment on the Afghan war predicts that the gains the United States and its allies have made during the past three years are likely to have been significantly eroded by 2017 if Washington and Kabul don’t sign a security pact that would keep an international military contingent there beyond 2014.
Filed under: Afghanistan, Politics, Security | Tagged: Afghanistan, Security, Security policy | Leave a comment »
Posted on 27/12/2013 by matisak
One of the factors that had brought the AKP to power in 2002 was the perception that everyone else was corrupt.
Filed under: Politics | Tagged: Corruption, Politics, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey | 1 Comment »
Posted on 26/12/2013 by matisak
Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893. More than 85 percent of respondents in Global Times survey said that Mao’s achievements outweigh his mistakes. So what it means for today’s China? What is Mao’s legacy? Read few comments.
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Posted on 23/12/2013 by matisak
Shirin Ebadi said that the European countries should send woman ambassadors to countries like Saudi Arabia or Iran. What do you think about this idea? Would this be worth to try? Would it be helpful for women’s rights in these countries or perhaps the impact will be very limited, and why? Read few comments.
Filed under: Middle East, Politics | Tagged: Middle East, Politics, Saudi Arabia, Women, women's rights | 2 Comments »
Posted on 22/12/2013 by matisak
US sends envoy to South Sudan and the African Union called for truce. But do the outside powers have any leverages on the actors of the current conflict or perhaps not very much, and why? In general, what could be done to find a political solution? Read few comments.
Filed under: Africa, Politics, Security | Tagged: Africa, Conflict, Politics, Security, South Sudan | Leave a comment »
Posted on 20/12/2013 by matisak
Posted on 19/12/2013 by matisak
Martin Schulz: European Parliament cannot accept the single resolution mechanism SRM for failing banks as agreed by ECOFIN. Michel Barnier: When I compare it with my original proposal I have regrets.
Filed under: Economics, EU politics, Europe, Politics | Tagged: Economy, EU politics, Europe, European Union, Politics | Leave a comment »